An EMDR Therapy Primer: From Practicum to Practice – Barbara Hensley Book Study (12 Credit Hours)


This Home Study Program offers an opportunity to earn 12 CE hours (EMDRIA, Psychologists, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, LPC and other master’s level clinicians. Check with state licensing board to confirm acceptance of NBCC credits). The book itself (not included) is the educational content of this program. By passing the CE program quiz developed for this program, you will demonstrate that you have gained knowledge by reading this book.

The book is not included in the purchase of this CE program. To purchase a copy of the book, click HERE or HERE.

An EMDR Therapy Primer: From Practicum to Practice

by Barbara J. Hensley, EdD, LPCC
book purchased separately

Barbara Hensley’s book, An EMDR Therapy Primer: From Practicum to Practice, is written as a primer and companion to Francine Shapiro’s EMDR texts. It is a step-by-step overview of the foundations of EMDR therapy presented in easily accessible, conversational language, and helps both new and experienced clinicians to maximize their preparation and skills in using EMDR safely, confidently, and effectively. By providing concise coverage of the AIP model and EMDR principles, protocols, and procedures, and by addressing the types of targets accessed during the EMDR process, the book expertly summarizes the eight phases of EMDR with myriad examples so core content can be easily grasped.

The third edition is fully revised to include case examples on treating specific populations and issues – transgender issues, military personnel, children, and disaster response. The author has ensured that all relevant new information on components of memory, precepts of EMDR therapy, and adaptive information processing has been fully integrated into the text, making this the most up-to-date book available on the foundations of EMDR therapy. An eBook is included with the purchase of the print edition.

(Click here to preview the book’s table of contents.)

Barbara J. Hensley, EdD is a Clinical Counselor in Cincinnati, Ohio and a Board-Certified Diplomate for the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. She served on the EMDR International Association Board of Directors as President and Treasurer and has represented EMDRIA in Stockholm, Sweden, and Brussels, Belgium. She served eight years as a Board Member for the EMDR Research Foundation.

Dr. Hensley is an EMDRIA-Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant and Regional Coordinator for the Greater Cincinnati EMDR Regional Network. For the past twenty-three years, she has been a facilitator and logistician for the EMDR Institute trainings in Japan and throughout the United States and has served as a facilitator for Trauma Recovery (EMDR-HAP).

She is the creator of the Francine Shapiro Library, an online resource of EMDR research and writings. She is also the 2009 recipient of the distinguished Francine Shapiro Award for her extraordinary service and contributions to EMDR. Dr. Hensley is the co-founder of the Cincinnati Trauma Connection in Cincinnati, Ohio, an EMDR-based trauma center.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe the Adaptive Information Processing Model
  • Describe the three-prong protocol within EMDR therapy
  • Describe strategies used in memory target selection
  • Define each of the Eight Phases of EMDR Therapy
  • Describe the recent events protocol
  • Provide examples of adaptive resolution within EMDR therapy
  • Identify solutions to common blocks to adaptive resolution
  • Describe the importance of identifying cognitions within EMDR therapy
  • Describe the role of cognitive interweaves 
  • Provide examples of ten or more types of cognitive interweaves
  • Describe the value of the future template procedure
  • Identify and be prepared to use five or more resourcing strategies

Key Features:

* Like having a tutor in your pocket

* Blends text, clinical examples, scripts, and derailment possibilities to explore and explain the eight phases of EMDR * Describes core content in clear, easy-to-understand language
* Uses case histories, dialogues, and transcripts of successful EMDR sessions with explanations of treatment rationale * Details strategies and techniques for dealing with challenging clients, high levels of abreaction, and blocked processing
* Delivers abundant diagrams, tables, and illustrations to illuminate concepts * Helps clinicians to guide clients smoothly through the EMDR process
  1. This Online Program (book needs to be purchased separately): $99.00
  2. Purchase a copy of the book by CLICKING HERE or HERE.

Instructions after purchase of book study program:
1. After completing your purchase, you will receive an email receipt verifying your purchase with a link to a quiz based upon the book’s content.
2. For your convenience, you will be provided a downloadable PDF version of the quiz to use while you read.
3. To earn your CE hours, you must answer the quiz questions online.
4. When you complete and pass the quiz, you will be issued a downloadable certificate for EMDRIA and NBCC approved Masters Level professional certificate with CE hours documented

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The book is not included in the purchase of this CE program. To purchase a copy of the book, click HERE or HERE.

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